How great is Hyper-V.. can it or even should it do Exchange or even SQL
Posted on 2013-01-28
Quick question regarding performance and hardware.
I have used Hyper-V for RDS, Print, Second DC and DNS etc... Happy with that.
My question is... Can Hyper-V really be a contender for FILE servers, SQL and APP and of course the big one Exchange.
My opinion is SQL should be PHYSICAL always with SAS drives.. however, I hear more and more people saying it should be ok.
3x PE 1950 with 16GB RAM, PERC 5/ir. They either have Quad core 2.33Ghz or above. SAS drives...
POSSIBLY can use a 32GB system but thats not given so not classing as an option.
Can I really virtualise a SQL 2008 R2 and 30GB database in a Hyper-V. Also .. really wise to virtualise what would be 9x mailboxes only (there are more but they are VERY low hitting).
Bear in mind these servers only have dual GBit cards...
Can I have some comments please as I need to commit to something in next few hours and my fear of Hyper-V and what was ballooning and thinking of another layer to process is putting my right off
Looking forward to replies.
Many thanks in advance.